ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 114485
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:07-MAY-1951
Time:07:10
Type:North American RB-45C Tornado
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 48-030
C/n / msn: 153-38506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 mi NE of Ellington AFB, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ellington AFB, TX
Destination airport:Barksdale AFB, LA
Narrative:
Shortly after taking off from Ellington AFB, the RB-45C exploded due to mechanical failure during a turn in a height of about 1,500 feet. Three crew members were killed, while the co-pilot Lt. Bob Hampton survived not seriously injured after decending in his parachute after being blown clear from the aircraft. The burning wreckage was scattered over a muddy pasture a few miles southeast of Houston.

Sources:
http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/18244/ellington-tx-b-45-bomber-explosion-may-1951
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2013 05:06 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2013 09:38 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
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